Over 1.54 lakh families get VGF rice in Rajshahi | 2018-08-20 | daily-sun.com

Over 1.54 lakh families get VGF rice in Rajshahi

    20 August, 2018 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Some 1,54,250 poor and distressed families have been brought under vulnerable group feeding (VGF) programme in Rajshahi district to help them celebrating the upcoming holy Eid-ul-Azha festival this year amid ease, reports BSS.

Under the specialised VGF programme, 3,085 tonnes of rice were allocated for distribution among the beneficiary families in nine upazilas and 14 pourasabhas (municipalities) in the district, officials concerned said.

Each of the beneficiary families is getting 20-kg of rice this time according to the list prepared earlier.

Meanwhile, distribution of rice is progressing fast everywhere in the district and is expected to be completed by Monday.

The government through the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief has allocated the huge quantity of rice in the district.

As per direction and supervision of the district administration, the concerned upazila administrations with the assistances of local public representatives and union level committees have been distributing the rice among the listed VGF card holding families.